What We Do
Since 2015, we have created transformational learning experiences for over 500 foundation and non-profit executives who are leading large-scale change efforts in the social sector. Our trainings distill the most important things you need to think about and execute to design and lead effective large-scale change initiatives.
What makes our trainings unique?
- We occupy the intersection between personal and planetary transformation. We are convinced that you cannot have one without the other, and we’re not aware of anyone else who brings these two together the way we do.
- Highly interactive and practical modules. You will apply what you’re learning immediately to your own effort. Expect many strategic and tactical breakthroughs.
- Everything we do is based on tremendous respect and empathy for the folks who are courageous enough to actually lead large-scale change.
- We know your pain points because we’ve experienced many of them ourselves. We’ve stared into the jaws of public failure. We know what keeps you up at night because those same things keep us up at night, too. We don’t gloss over how hard it is.
- We’ve experienced some success, too, and stayed curious enough to continue to learn along the way. We’re really excited to share with you what works. Because even though it’s hard, it doesn’t have to be painful.
We’d like to help you have as big an impact as possible in this one precious life you have. We have two introductory trainings and two advanced trainings to support you and your team along the full continuum of designing and leading large-scale change. We invite you to take a closer look.
Skid Row School: Unleashing Large-Scale Social Change, January 28th – 31st, Kellogg West Conference Center on the Cal-Poly campus in Pomona, CA – COMPLETE
““I knew that leading large-scale change would be exhilarating work. What I didn’t know was that it could also feel incredibly isolating. Skid Row School gave me a community to call “home” in this crazy journey — a safe harbor to openly discuss challenges and barriers, to try on new ways of thinking, seeing and doing, to confront my own fears and biases, and to be inspired by the sheer humanity and ambition represented in the room.” ~ Eunice Nicols, Vice President at Encore.org
“Being a change agent in the world is a fullcontact sport and requires that you bring your best in mind, body and spirit. If you want to be a more effective change agent and do the work in community with other incredible change agents, then I would HIGHLY recommend the Skid Row School. This has been a transformational experience and I love being part of the Skid Row School community.” ~ Katie Hong, Director of Raikes Foundation
“This seminar translates large-scale change into a set of concrete actions you can take tomorrow. If you’re looking to go beyond theory then this is the training for you. The faculty have done the hard work of large-scale change which makes all the difference. Their shared experiences of collective successes, and failures, inspired and reignited my flame and made me believe that the change I personally want to see is possible after all.” ~ Maša Užičanin, Executive Director of Sevenzo
“Devoting a week to this smart, structured process advanced our work by light years” ~ Holmes Hummel, Clean Energy Work
“The passion, creativity, and skillful facilitation was evident and energizing every minute of the workshop – no small feat with a room full of seasoned professionals. I left with so many innovative tools and strategies that will assist our organization as we scale to have an even greater impact in helping to create a more just society.”~ Marc Skvirsky, VP Facing History and Ourselves
“This is truly a “master class” for large-scale social change. I will look back on my experience as a catalyst in my own work and personal transformation. I will be able to apply this approach and lessons learned throughout my life.” ~Jenn Hoos Rothberg, Executive Director, Einhorn Family Charitable Trust
“This is not death by PowerPoint! This is all about doing: ideating, testing, piloting and iterating. As a practitioner of nonprofit scaling and systems transformation, I found the Billions approach, supported by the Switch framework, gave me the confidence that leading transformative scale is indeed possible.” ~ Tom Low, Chief Financial Officer, Playworks
“I keep bragging about the Skid Row School and how it was literally the BEST training I’ve ever been to. Becky is every good thing anyone has ever said about her. Thank you for being so authentic and selfless in your desire to share your experiences with all of us. You made me feel like I can literally change the world and that’s just what I plan to do.” ~ Mary Tobin, Director, Brownsville Partnership
“I say this without hyperbole – this was the best training I’ve ever been to. It felt complete and whole to all sides of what it takes to pull off large-scale social change. It’s not just the strategy and aim; it’s also as importantly how you function as a human being and leader. Somehow the “fluffy” stuff didn’t feel fluffy, and that was a huge benefit. I felt like I was in a room of “do-ers” not a room of consultants, and that shared vibe was as palpable as it was helpful.~Amy Baker, Managing Director at Service Nation